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Monash University

4.3 out of 5 (61 ratings / 49 reviews) Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Making a difference takes energy and idealism as well as experience and wisdom. As a young university, our outlook is progressive and optimistic. We aren't mired in cynicism, tradition or convention. We attract the best scholars, but we're not elitist. We open our doors to anyone who is prepared to work hard to make a difference.

Bachelor's programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Humanities (2)

Pre-Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (7)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Business & Management (3)
Social Sciences (3)
Computer Science & IT (1)



From the beginning, Monash is a University in a hurry. Post-war prosperity and baby boom have seen schools and Melbourne University pushed to breaking point. In 1958, Sir Osborn McCutcheon, principal of leading architectural firm Bates, Smart and McCutcheon, is appointed to plan the site.


We have an outstanding reputation for the quality of our teaching and world-class facilities. Our global reputation ensures you are recognised for your skills and talent - no matter where in the world you choose to pursue your dreams.


It’s a certain drive to question the answers and go beyond convention that makes research at Monash different. We believe that great research, when properly applied, can lead to lasting and positive change in the world.

Our faculties, schools, departments, institutes and centres are positively changing lives every day. Our researchers are at the heart of everything we do. Find out about their research and their experience working at Monash.


Robotics, artificial intelligence, globalisation and other disruptive trends are reshaping every aspect of our lives including our careers.

A Monash education prepares you for work as we know it today but also for success into the future. Our range of flexible degree options give you the space to explore your interests and pursue your goals. We support the development of your expertise, skills, experience and resilience in order to provide you with lasting career success.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

As a Monash student you can join a huge range of clubs, make new friends and share experiences that you'll treasure for the rest of your life. We also have many services to help you settle in and get involved. We offer a range of student services to make sure you get the most out of your time at Monash, and we encourage you to take advantage of them.

We offer many services to assist students from a rural or regional background. These include special-entry schemes, scholarships and student support.

Housing services

Community means safety, friendship, support and wellbeing. A vital part of preparing yourself for a life of learning, innovation and exploration is the opportunity to meet and learn from one another. This is what living on campus, or in "Res" offers.

For students who live on campus, university life continues beyond the classrooms. Every residence has a long list of activities to help you meet people, stay connected, form study groups and enjoy your time. Friends you make in Res may well become lifelong connections and form part of your social and professional networks well beyond graduation.

Library services

Monash University Library is one of Australia's leading academic libraries, with a long-standing reputation for innovation and excellence.

Monash University Library strengthens the University by providing outstanding scholarly resources and study facilities and through leadership in research skills development, scholarly communication and use of technology.

Medical services

Medical clinics are located at the Caulfield, Clayton and Peninsula campuses. A team of qualified professional health-care providers staff the University Health Service and are available to provide a wide range of health care including travel advice and vaccinations, mental health, referrals, minor surgery, skin checks and pathology.

Student Life

Campus life

We have five Australian campuses, a campus in Malaysia, a joint graduate school in China, a learning centre in Italy, and a research centre in India. Monash University courses are also delivered at other locations, including at Monash South Africa.

Australian campuses:
  • Berwick campus
  • Caulfield campus
  • Clayton campus
  • Peninsula campus
  • Parkville campus
International locations:
  • Monash University Malaysia
  • Monash South Africa
International centres:
  • Prato Centre, Italy
  • IITB-Monash Research Academy, India
  • Southeast University-Monash University Joint Graduate School, China
Global network:
  • Monash Warwick Alliance

Sports facilities

You don't have to be a sports nut or gym junkie to benefit. Monash campuses have plenty of free-play areas where you can have a kick of the ball, shoot hoops with friends, or just work out on the outdoor equipment in your spare time.

Monash University also provides high-quality services and programs at discounted rates to enrich your on-campus experience. We can teach you to swim, give you expert health and fitness advice, or show you how to perform a squat lift. At the gym, you'll find classes in aerobics, martial arts, yoga, aquatics  and cycling. 

Student clubs

Student associations provide services, activities and representation on academic affairs for students at all Monash campuses.

  • Berwick student union (MUBS)
  • Caulfield student union (MONSU)
  • Clayton student union (MSA)
  • Parkville student union (MPSU)
  • Peninsula student union (MONSU)

Student Reviews

3 years well done
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Being the biggest campus in Australia it be very daunting at the start, however the support the university staff give is first class to help settle in. Courses available are immense, with facilities superb. In this difficult time with courses being online, the university have really helped every achieve their best.

Academic Experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The education at Monash is great. During the time of pandemic, I started my classes online. The readings, discussions, diverse backgrounds of the students make this program very enriching.

Student concern
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The university does not consider its students from international branches and what affects their studies

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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